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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Apr 22, 2011 12:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 1969 - The Ark, Pt. 2

Even though yesterday's TDIH from '69 is probably the best show of this 3 night Ark run, this show could just be my favorite. It's certainly (imho) the most energetic of these performances, even if its not quite as tight as the others. One thing i think that may keep it from getting as much praise is the awful cut during The Other One - I would love so much to hear this piece of music, especially since the remainder is so off the chain!

But there are still tons of great performances here; Morning Dew, Schoolgirl and Death Don't are standouts during Set One - Death in particular being one of the all-time most powerful versions of the song.

And Set Two contains yet another classic 'Live/Dead' showcase of MOTM>Dark Star>Stephen>Eleven>Lovelight. Dark Star is about as good as it gets for 1969, just overflowing with creativity from beginning to end. The Eleven is one helluva ride, and a surprise Caution Jam during Lovelight ends things on a high note:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-22.sbd.miller.88466.sbeok.flac16

And since no one mentioned it yesterday, here's 'part 1':

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-21.sbd.miller.88465.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-04-22 07:19:52

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 22, 2011 1:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - The Ark, Pt. 2

Guess with all the talk about skippables, we overlooked the completely unskippable! Wonderful pick/s as usual, CC.

And Happy Earth Day. "The summer sun looked down on him ... in and out of the garden he goes ..." I was actually thinking that E-Day needed a show with both those tunes, and of course, 4/21 does perfectly! (Not to short 4/22. Not sure which I prefer. Just that 4/21 has both.)

I may be the only person to associate both CE > TOO > CE and StSt with beautiful green summery/springy days, but that's what's imprinted. Along with the classic lyrics -- "Love is all around" and "Hair so long he's got to callin' it home" -- which I swear I still can hear ...

Oh, and don't skip any Pig :-)

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Apr 22, 2011 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - The Ark, Pt. 2

thanks! you know, i always associated CE w/ death and fear, but that is a really positive way of looking at it :)

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Apr 22, 2011 6:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - The Ark, Pt. 2

do you think if Pig had still been around we'd have been yawning our way through "Lazy Lightning / Supplication" and "Fire (plod, plod) on the Mountain" ?

Heh, how's that for 'coming out of the closet' ?

And that's coming from a big Bob fan (me - 16 stone and growing). I live (I d/l Grateful Dead, therefore I am) "Looks Like Rain", "Black-Throated Wind" and all those Marty Robbins/Chuck Berry covers.

So, '69 a big "Yes", '77 a reluctant "No".

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 22, 2011 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - The Ark, Pt. 2

4/23 has always been my favorite night from this run, even with all the cuts and flaws. One of my favorite all-time set lists.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-23.sbd.miller.98968.sbeok.flac16

Set 1

Introduction
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dark Star ->
St. Stephen ->
It's A Sin ->
St. Stephen ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Sittin On Top Of The World ->
Turn On Your Love Light

Set 2

Morning Dew
Hard To Handle
Doin' That Rag
Alligator ->
Drums ->
drummer's chant ->
Jam ->
The Eleven ->
Jam ->
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
Feedback ->
And We Bid You Good Night

Encore

Not Fade Away tease
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Apr 22, 2011 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1969 - The Ark, Pt. 2

absolutely, another amazing show w/ great setlist. the Eleven Jam is especially one of my all-time favorite versions, though think the jam in fast 8's (according to deadlists) sound more like the alligator jams they were doing at this time.

i have a hard time choosing between these three performances, so its better to just hear them all! i was going to save this one for tomorrow actually, but you beat me to it ;)

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